I’m back this week with two spread bets after hitting 4 teasers in a row last week! May throw together another one for Vikings-Packers and Browns-Steelers, but for now focusing on my two favorite spread bets in the early slate of games Sunday.
Chiefs -5 over Bengals
The Bengals offense has feasted on bottom 10 defenses this season and been shut down by above average teams. The Chiefs are back to full strength on both sides of the ball and bode a top 5 defense and solid pass rush, which should be enough to hold down Joe Burrow and company.
On the flip side, Patrick Mahomes and the offense are finally coming into their own and playing closer to the powerhouse we’ve seen the past three seasons. Tyreek Hill will be at full strength and Travis Kelce returns as KC looks to lock in the #1 seed and home field advantage, so give me Mahomes and Andy Reid to take care of business late in the season as they tend to do against an overmatched Cincinnati team.
Eagles -3 over WFT
I tried not to overthink this one too much with how both teams have been playing and what’s on the line for the 8-7 Eagles. Philadelphia controls their own playoff destiny and can clinch a wild card spot by winning their last two games, or can clinch this week with a W, a Vikings loss to the Packers, and either a Saints loss to the Panthers or 49ers win over the Texans.
The Eagles are coming off a performance against the Giants where they outscored them 31-7 in the 2nd half after a slow start, while the 6-9 WFT got absolutely embarrassed by the Cowboys in primetime last week 56-14. The Eagles are by far the better team, should be MUCH more motivated, and should cover this spread with ease.